Stanford Social Innovation Review – China’s New Model of Blockchain-Driven Philanthropy
My co-authored article with Xiaofeng Wang was chosen as the cover story for the current issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review. Please click here for the article.
Portland and Seattle – CIOs and Independent Sector
I will be participating in two events this coming week in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. First up is a visit to Portland to participate in a panel at the Premier CIO Forum. To read more about the panel, please visit: CIO Leadership: Preparing the Next Generation – Are We Doing Enough? Panel Description: Listen and […]
Stanford Social Innovation Research – Big Data
I co-authored an article on the role of big data for social innovation in the current issue of Stanford Social Innovation Research. Nonprofits and other social change organizations are lagging their counterparts in the scientific and business communities in collecting and analyzing the vast amounts of data that are being generated by digital technology. Four […]
Developing Innovative Apps for Challenges: A Series of Interviews with App Developers
Over the next few weeks, my research team and I will be interviewing prominent App Developers. All interviewees contributed apps for various challenges run by Federal agencies (e.g. the FCC/Knight Foundation Apps for Communities Challenge, NLM Show Off Your Apps Challenge, etc), and, in most cases, even received prizes and recognition for their apps. These […]
Desouza Family Scholarship – Brilliant Futures Campaign – UIC
Otilia Flandro is the first recipient of the Desouza Family Scholarship. Otilia is currently completing her degree in marketing at the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is interested in international marketing of Romanian wines.
Simply Wine! Below are some pictures of a few bottles that I have enjoyed lately with Sally, my wife, family and friends. A few of the wines below were also enjoyed in isolation, as I put the finishing touches on two manuscripts.
Inducted into the UIC College of Business Alumni Leadership Academy
I just returned from a wonderful trip to Chicago. During my visit, I had the opportunity to talk with senior leaders of the University of Illinois at Chicago. At a special event called Celebrating the College of Business Administration (CBA), I was honored by being inducted into the Alumni Leadership Academy (ALA) as part of […]
Giving Back to my Alma Mater: Desouza Family Endowment Fund
Last December, Sally and I created the Desouza Family Endowment at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Here is the press release from UIC. The Desouza Family Endowment will support a yearly scholarship given to a student at the UIC Honors College. This scholarship will support academic excellence and show appreciation for students’ contributions to the […]